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The “Best Beach Hotel in the Southeast”

Recognized by Smart Meetings Magazine as “Best Beach Hotel in the Southeast”

NAPLES, FL (June 2019) -- The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has received another prestigious honor, as it was voted the “Best Beach Hotel” in the Southeast U.S. by the readers of Smart Meetings magazine, in its “2019 Smart Stars Readers’ Choice Awards.”

Voted on by the magazine’s readers, the awards celebrate the premier meeting hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues, airlines, convention & visitors’ bureaus, destination management companies (DMCs), and convention and conference centers in North America. The magazine’s readers consist of meeting professionals, association executives and incentive specialists that coordinate meetings, conventions and incentive travel programs for groups. The readers nominated and voted for their top picks for the highly regarded magazine’s annual awards in such categories as “Best City Hotel,” “Best Airport Hotel” and “Best Mountain/Ski Resort.”

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club was voted “Best Beach Hotel” in the Southeast. The other winners of the “Best Beach Hotel” category are Hotel del Coronado and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara in the West; The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Hawaii; and The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa in the Caribbean.

In describing the awards, Smart Meetings said the “Smart Stars” represent the “best of the best,” and that the list of winners is a “go-to guide for ensuring that your next event exceeds your expectations, and wows clients and attendees.” The winners are featured in the magazine’s June 2019 issue, and on SmartMeetings.com.

Complemented by seven miles of pristine soft white-sand beach, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is Southwest Florida’s only beachfront resort with an on-site championship golf course, world-class spa and award-winning tennis center.

The picturesque resort features a par-71 championship golf course that was dramatically redesigned in 2016 by golf icon Jack Nicklaus. In addition, the resort has a full-service spa; a beachfront pool complex with two pools, whirlpools and locker facilities; the Mary C. Watkins Tennis Center with six Har-Tru courts; Beach Kids Club, a complimentary daily recreational program for children ages 5 to 12; beach rentals; retail shops; 34,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space; and many beautiful outdoor and beachfront venues.

The resort also offers multiple restaurants and lounges, which includes the signature beachfront restaurant HB’s on the Gulf, featuring indoor and outdoor dining; Broadwell’s restaurant, overlooking the golf course; and The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, recognized as one of the best places to view a Southwest Florida sunset.

Situated just blocks from Naples’ renowned shopping districts of fashionable 5th Avenue South and historic 3rd Street South, the resort is also within minutes of shopping at Venetian Village, Waterside Shops, Bayfront and Tin City. Guests and groups can also experience the area by taking tours of the Everglades, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Corkscrew Swamp, The Botanical Gardens, or the Conservancy Nature Center. Boat and fishing trips also can be arranged at the hotel. Other leisure time activities can include Naples’ outstanding museums, theatres, and art galleries.

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is located at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North in Naples, Florida. For more information, call (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, or visit NaplesBeachHotel.com.

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PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208, or klamonica@78Madison.com.